NUNC DIMITTIS (Bourgeois)

Composer: Louis Bourgeois

Loys "Louis" Bourgeois (French: [buʁʒwa]; c. 1510 – 1559) was a French composer and music theorist of the Renaissance. He is most famous as one of the main compilers of Calvinist hymn tunes in the middle of the 16th century. One of the most famous melodies in all of Christendom, the Protestant doxology known as the Old 100th, is commonly attributed to him. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel

Claude Goudimel; b. about 1505, Vaison, near Avignon, rance; killed in St. Bartholomew massacre, Lyons, France, Aug. 24, 1572 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1551)
Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel (1551)
Meter: 6.6.7.6.6.7
Incipit: 56543 24312 21155
Key: F Major
Source: Pseaulmes cinquante de David, 1547; Genevan Cantique de Simeon
Copyright: Public Domain

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O Gladsome Light

Song of Simeon

Now may your servant, Lord,
according to your word,
depart in exultation.
My peace shall be serene,
for now my eyes have seen
your wonderful salvation.

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Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3) composed NUNC DIMITTIS for the Song of Simeon; the tune was first published in the 1547 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) wrote the harmonization in 1564 with the melody originally in the tenor voice. Some Christian denominations associate this tune with the ancient Greek "Candlelight Hymn," which begins with the words "O gladsome Light, O grace" in the translation by Matthew Bridges (PHH 410). --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

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